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Why take it? Alpha Gest II

The primary functions of the digestive system are:

  • The intake and digestion of food
  • The absorption of nutrients from digested food
  • The elimination of waste products.

Obviously, this system must function properly for optimum health. After food passes from the mouth to the esophagus, it enters the stomach which secretes digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid.

Root causes of stomach issues:

  • Hydrochloric acid imbalance
  • Deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the stomach
  • Deficiency of enzymes
  • Minerals not being assimilated

So, it is not entirely what we eat, but how we digest what we eat!

Alpha Gest II is an effective broad-spectrum digestive enzyme combination for the support of normal digestive function. It is composed of betaine HCl to increase gastric activity and pepsin for proteolytic activity in the stomach.

Betaine HCl also helps the stomach to break down fats and proteins in the food we eat and assists with the general detoxification processes in the body. It is an essential component for metabolizing and absorption of food, and is particularly needed for assimilating proteins, vitamin B12, calcium and iron.

I particularly appreciated what Naturopath James Hawver said on the value of this great product. “Nausea can make people think that they’re experiencing stomach related problems, when, in reality, the culprit is most likely the gallbladder. In order to pump up the hydrochloric acid and ease this discomfort, take Alpha Gest II (2 caps, with meals). It is one of the most often overlooked gems to deal with digestive issues.

It offers hydrochloric acid as well as Alpha Green, which is great for raising potassium levels when stomach upset is an issue. Alpha Gest III is also a great product containing hydrochloric acid with enzymes (2 caps, with meals).”
Written by Dr. Abdel Alkhalhouf, Director of Bremen Health Clinic

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Ohishi N, Nagase T, Takai D. Betaine
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2;337(4):1027-9. Epub 2005 Oct 3.

2. 5 Common Intestinal Parasites in
Humans. Parasite Cleanse Resource
Center. 2009 June 10.

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